Unconventional Goa Wedding With Quirky Decor & A Mandap Under A Banyan Tree!
BY Sakshi | 22 Jan, 2021 | 1509 views | 4 min read
What can you expect when two wedding planners get married? A whole lot of inspirational stuff, and of course discovering some hidden gems! This wedding also stood out for another reason- the bride wore specs! Pooja and Akash from Castle Rock Events and Propshop Goa respectively both planned and executed their pre-pandemic wedding together, and it looked like a hoot! There were loads of events including a Sabyasachi-themed function and a pretty wedding with a mandap under a large Banyan tree, and we loved everything about this quirky, unconventional wedding!
Meet Pooja and Akash
We are both into events. I have a wedding planning company whereas he has a production house. Our companies always worked together but we both never did. I used to dislike him for giving exaggerated costs to us. There was one event where we just had to work with each other as his partner was very busy and as destiny would have it, we fell in love. My husband always says there were fireworks that night between us. In 24 hours, he knew he wanted to marry me. Honestly I thought he was psycho but he managed to convince me in a few months and here we are. One thing we have maintained though : We strictly don’t work together - our contribution towards world peace :p haha
Sabyasachi-themed Marathi Lunch
From The Couple
As wedding planners, we literally live in resorts so I was very clear for our wedding, the venue had to be very unique. I always had a wish to marry under a tree. For me, a tree signifies growth and progress. I wanted our relationship and life also to grow under one! When we found this beautiful banyan tree at Postcard Velha, we knew it had to be the venue for our wedding. We booked the two villas and got married under that tree in the company of our favourite humans. It was a simple and beautiful ceremony.
Our sundowner was the only Goa element in the wedding - we had it at Udo Beach, a hideout of my husband. My mehendi was at Postcard and has a very pop Ranveer Singh vibe to it. The Devkarya and Myra Bhaath was an ode to Sabyasachi. Our Sangeet was the most chilled dance session at The Fern Kadamba.
Conceptualisation, Planning & Execution
Castle Rock Events and Propshop Goa both planned and executed the wedding together. Well as wedding designers, we both had huge arguments about the decor even a week before the wedding. We both have very different styles and there were many moments when our families wished that we had hired someone else for our own wedding :p But what translated was a dream for both of us. It took two armies to put together the vision that me and he had. For the first time, our teams worked without our supervision and executed the most beautiful wedding. It was simple, intimate and every detail was high on emotions. Knowing the perfectionists we are, we can’t thank both the teams enough for what they did for us.
Postcard Velha - The two villas became our home. One for the groom side and the other for my side. We got married under a tree and had the reception in the lawn behind it.
Vendors: Venue: Postcard Velha; MUA: Minette Pereira Makeup Artist ; Photography: The Creative Lens ; Decor: Castle Rock Events ; Bridal Outfits: Sundowner - Lola by Suman B, Mehendi - Papa don’t Preach by Shubhika , Sangeet - Tarun Tahiliani Haldi - Ritu Kumar , Wedding - Christina W T ; Mehendi Artist: Nizami Mehendi Arts ; Groomwear: All designed by groom himself ; Invitations: Castle Rock Events